Apply now! !Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 2. PRIZE (US$50,000 grant)
How to end hunger by 2030?
Globally in 2020, 22% or 149.2 million children under 5 years aged suffered from child stunting. , defined by a coffee height-for-age. Child stunting can happen within the first 1000 days after conception and is said to several factors, including socioeconomic status, dietary intake, infections, maternal nutritional status, infectious diseases, micronutrient deficiencies and therefore the environment.
In 2020, 79 million stunted children lived in Asia, 61.4 million in Africa and 5.8 million within the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
Stunted children with deficiencies of iodine and iron may suffer irreversible brain damage, impeding them from reaching their complete developmental potential. they need a shorter adult height and a better susceptibility to chronic diseases in adulthood, lower attained schooling and reduced adult income. Stunted and wasted children even have a better mortality risk, which is increased when the 2 conditions coexist within the same population.
Delivering our purpose in Reckitt by providing innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes – enables us to support the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by working to eradicate the burden of preventable disease, improving infant and child nutrition (particularly during the primary 1000 days) and helping the planet live more sustainably within its planetary boundaries. Critical to the present is how we integrate sustainability into our day-to-day business operations and across our worth chains.
The company’s mission is to nourish the world’s children for the simplest start in life.
Reckitt is proud to support the Lead2030 challenge for SDG 2. This challenge seeks to support solutions which work to finish malnutrition. Challenge submissions must focus on: achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years aged or addressing the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, older persons or pregnant and lactating women.
•Applicants should demonstrate impact in a minimum of one among the subsequent areas:
•Ensure pregnant and lactating women have the simplest nutrition and sanitation conditions in undernourished populations to scale back stunting within the first 1000 days, the danger of low-birth-weight neonates and adverse perinatal outcomes.
•Ensure children under 5 years old don’t suffer from hunger and ensure they receive the adequate nutrients to support their mental and physical development.
•Aligned: Evidently aligned with the challenge. See ‘About’.
•Youth-led: Founded by an individual aged 18 – 30.
•Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
•Market ready: Product/service already in market or able to attend market.
•Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for instance generating employment, or developing skills.
•Measurable: Impacts of solutions must are adequately measured and/or be measurable.
•Financially viable: Must be ready to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
•Scalable: Potential to perform also or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.
The winning solution will receive:
A US$50,000 grant from Reckitt12 months of mentorship from a team of Reckitt professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution supported the requirements of your initiative or organisation, such as:Business strategy Best practices for data collection Monitoring and evaluation Product design
• 25 July 2021: Applications open.
• 23 September 2021: Applications close.
• 28 October 2021: Shortlisted candidates confirmed.
• 31 January 2022: Lead2030 Challenge Winner confirmed.